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Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Glassman Bio

Meet the Man behind the Glass

To those who have never met me or seen me argue a motion or deliver a closing argument please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matthew Glassman. I have been practicing criminal defense law in South Florida for over 13 years. I began my career as a freedom fighter as an assistant public defender at the Broward County Public Defender’s office. It was there that I honed my skills and handled case after case. Thousands of cases. I handled cases ranging from driving and drug offenses to complex white collar crime cases to first degree murders and sexual batteries. I fought and battled for my clients no matter how insurmountable the odds seemed. I never gave in and I always rose to the occasion. At the end of my tenure with the Public Defender, I was assigned to the major crimes unit, primarily handling homicides and acting as co-counsel on several death penalty cases.

What I learned as a public servant only made me stronger. I took my talents into private practice and have never looked back. I have been able to build a successful practice by listening to and making myself available to my clients while delivering results. I fight hard and most importantly I fight along side my clients. Nobody is in the dark. Everyone is on the same page. We fight together. Whether you have a high profile media case or small petit crime you can rest assured that you are getting a lawyer that will go to bat for you.

I consider myself to be innovative, creative and someone that has the ability to think outside the box. In front of a jury, I can be entertaining, serious and respectful. I keep myself abreast of the law and any changes that happen. I write a legal blog to educate others.

In addition to my legal work, I currently teach Florida’s infamous stand-your-ground law as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. The classroom setting is similar to the courtroom setting where I would be educating a jury. Teaching is a great way to further strengthen and reinforce my abilities as a litigator and is something that I greatly enjoy. I also previously taught a graduate-level course on administrative law and procedure.

Last but not least, I received my B.A. from Indiana University in 2002 and in 2005 graduated from the Saint Thomas University Law School with a J.D. degree and a Master’s degree in Sports Management.

Attorney Awards and Recognitions

I am pleased to say that once again I was chosen and have accepted the National Trial Lawyers nomination as both a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the State Florida and A Top 40 trial Attorney Under the Age of 40. This is the second consecutive year I have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers for their prestigious designations. In addition, I have received a Top Ten rating by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is rated as Superb and designated the highest rating possible of 10.0 by Avvo. I am also recognized as One of The 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney’s for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

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